On Wednesday, February 8th, from 5pm to 6:30pm, R. Steven Lewis will be presenting at Detroit Mercy's School of Architecture as part of their architecture lecture series. This lecture is free and open to the public and will have a short reception before commencing.
In 2016, Steve Lewis was appointed by Mayor Mike Duggan as Urban Design Director for Detroit’s Central District with the city’s Planning and Development Department. He and his colleagues share a commitment to balancing meaningful community engagement with the pressures of aggressive investment and development, with the aim of enabling the resurgence of one of America's greatest legacy cities.
Steve has served as president of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), and he played a key role in forging a partnership between NOMA and American Institute of Architects (AIA). He was the recipient of the AIA’s 2016 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award. This distinction, named after the esteemed head of the National Urban League during the Civil Rights Movement, was established in 1972 and is presented to architects or firms that actively contribute to social change through their realized work. Steve is a graduate of Syracuse University's School of Architecture and cthe Harvard University Graduate School Design Loeb Fellowship Program.